COVID-19 Information

Last updated: 01/11/2022

COVID-19 Testing and Vaccination Requirements for Travel to the United States

For information on new travel requirements for non-U.S. citizens or Lawful Permanent Residents, please see our information for non-immigrant travelers.

*** Effective December 6, 2021, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older, regardless of vaccination status or citizenship, must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within one calendar day of travel.  Alternatively, travelers to the United States may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days preceding travel.  Check the CDC website for additional information and Frequently Asked Questions.

Information on some COVID-19 testing facilities in Uzbekistan may be found here: https://uz.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/covid-19-testing-facilities/

Individuals may request an exception to the vaccination and/or pre-departure testing by following the instructions on this page.

Country-Specific Information:

  • There is widespread community transmission of COVID-19 in Uzbekistan and COVID-19 infections are present in all regions of Uzbekistan.
  • The number of current COVID-19 cases in Uzbekistan peaked in late summer 2021 and declined, but began rapidly rising again in early 2022. The Ministry of Health announced that the Omicron strain was detected in Uzbekistan on January 7, 2022.
  • Uzbekistan’s Special Commission to Combat COVID-19 has implemented measures to decrease the spread of COVID-19.
  • On January 10, 2022, the government announced reinforced public safety measures, including:
    • Requirement to wear masks, maintain social distance and undergo temperature checks at the entrance to all public places
    • Prohibition on government offices and government-affiliated organizations holding events
    • Acceleration of public vaccination campaigns, including distribution of booster shots
    • Requirement for government employees to be vaccinated

COVID-19 Testing:

  • Are PCR and/or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in Uzbekistan?  Yes 
  • If so, are test results reliably available within one calendar day? Yes  
  • COVID-19 PCR tests are available at clinics and medical facilities throughout Uzbekistan.  The cost of testing is typically between 200,000 and 350,000 Uzbekistani Soum ($20-$35 USD), and is paid by the patient prior to testing.  U.S. citizens should inquire with the local government (Mahalla) or hotel for the nearest clinic.  The following link includes a list of known clinics in Tashkent that provide PCR tests:  https://uz.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/covid-19-testing-facilities/
  • Test results are generally returned via the messaging app Telegram, or through clinic-specific patient portals.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information:

  • Has the government of Uzbekistan approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use? Yes
  • Are vaccines available in Uzbekistan for U. S. citizens to receive?  Yes.
  • Which vaccines are available in Uzbekistan? Vaxzevria (also known as Astra Zeneca), Uzbek-Chinese vaccine ZF-UZ-VAC2001, Sputnik, Moderna, Pfizer
  • Covid-19 vaccines are available at various polyclinics through the country, and some vaccine clinics are located in grocery stores and bazaars. Vaccination is available for everyone in country.
  • Visit the FDA’s website to learn more about FDA-approved vaccines in the United States.
  • The U.S. government does not plan to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas.  Please follow host country developments and guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination.

Entry and Exit Requirements:

  • Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes 
    • U.S. citizens are permitted to enter Uzbekistan but usually need a visa.  Please see the Country Specific Information on travel.state.gov for more details.
  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes
    • Arriving passengers must complete a health screening form upon arrival.
    • Arriving passengers who do not have a negative PCR test prior to travel will be subject to a rapid screening test at the port of entry. Passengers with positive results will be required to go to a quarantine facility.
  • Effective December 3, 2021, foreign nationals who have been to the following countries in the last 14 days will not be granted entry to Uzbekistan: South African Republic, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Madagascar, Lesotho, Eswatini, Tanzania and Hong Kong.
  • Visa renewal processes for U.S. citizens currently in Uzbekistan has resumed normal operations.

Movement Restrictions:

  • Is a curfew in place? No
  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel?  No

Quarantine Information:

  • Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? 
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    U.S. Citizens who test positive on a PCR test after arrival need to quarantine. U.S. Citizens arriving with a valid negative test do not have to quarantine.

  • Effective December 3, 2021, foreign nationals with a valid negative test who are coming to Uzbekistan from Australia, Austria, Belgium, United Kingdom, Germany, Denmark, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, Czech Republic and Egypt will be required to quarantine either at home or at a hotel at their own expense.

Transportation Options:

  • Are commercial flights operating? Yes
  • Is public transportation operating? Yes
    • Masks are required in all forms of public transportation and taxis.

Fines for Non-Compliance:

  • Fines exists for non-compliance of mask-wearing and quarantine violation.

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